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Peralta Colleges Foundation Receives $35,000 “Oakland Promise” Gift from AT&T

8 September 2016

img_4527Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined AT&T, Peralta Colleges and other community organizations at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016,  to kick off “September Giving,” a four week campaign during the month of September providing more than $400,000 to Oakland nonprofit organizations that are empowering students this “back-to-school” season. Mayor Schaaf and AT&T presented the first of four awardees, Peralta Colleges Foundation, with a $35,000 contribution to support Oakland students as part of the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District’s Oakland Promise initiative.

“Oakland’s nonprofit organizations play such a key role in our students’ success,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I so appreciate the contribution AT&T is making to advance the mission of these tremendous local organizations. The important work they’re doing in our community is truly deserving of recognition.”

AT&T will make three additional contributions every week of September to The Hidden Genius Project, Art Works for Change and Black Girls Code. Each week, AT&T will highlight a “September Giving” awardee and their efforts empowering students on Twitter using the hashtag #SeptGivingOAK. Organizations and programs benefiting from “September Giving, ” the first of which included the Peralta Colleges Foundation gift of $35,000. Kevin Kosik, Executive Director of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, pictured, accepted the check from AT&T.

The mission of the Peralta Colleges Foundation is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and educational needs of Peralta students, faculty and staff and the communities in which they work. AT&T’s contribution supports low-income first-semester students at the Peralta Colleges – from high schools in the Oakland Unified School District – by providing student awards to cover the cost of Enrollment Fees, Health Fees, Use Fees and Transit Fees as part of The Oakland Promise initiative.

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Donate Your Post-2000 Vehicle to College of Alameda Auto Department

8 September 2016

 img_0999Over the years, the COA Auto Department has accumulated numerous 80’s and 90’s vehicles, donated by former students and Peralta faculty and staff. But we currently find ourselves short of post-2000 vehicles to use in our program.  If you have a post-2000 vehicle which you’re thinking of donating to a charity or trading in on a new vehicle, we’d love to talk to you about donating the car to us, instead.

We are especially interested in hybrids and vehicles with “smartkeys” (push button ignition), navigation systems, and all the other bells and whistles which didn’t exist 20 years ago, but are now standard issue on many vehicles.  It’s much easier for us to teach these systems if our students can get hands-on experience working on vehicles which have them.

The Peralta Foundation can acknowledge your donation for use in a Peralta Colleges program.   Assuming the vehicle has a valid registration and pink slip, we can take care of getting the vehicle out of your name in the DMV registry and can even tow the car if necessary.

If you have a car which fills the bill, please contact Candido Mejia at 510-748-2267 or by email at cmejia@peralta.edu.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation Alumni BBQ

5 May 2015

 

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On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Peralta Colleges Foundation will host its annual Alumni BBQ Honoring the Class of 2015.  The event will be held at Everett and Jones, 126 Broadway, Oakland, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Peralta Colleges Foundation was established in 1971 to support academic excellence and success throughout the District. We accomplish this by building partnerships to raise scholarship funds for committed students along with providing financial support to the Peralta Community College District’s four campuses.  Your generosity enables us to further enhance the intellectual, cultural, and educational needs of our students, faculty, and staff.

June 25th will be a special event congratulating the Class of 2015.  All alumni of Berkeley City College (formerly Vista), College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College are invited to attend.  In particular, Chancellor José Ortiz is retiring.  Let’s give him a grand send off.

The community is welcomed to attend, as we seek to expand our reach and work of Strengthening Education in our Community.  For more than 50 years, Peralta Community Colleges have been a vital source of economic development and growth within our region.  The Peralta Colleges provide training needed for our students to meet the needs of today’s job sector.  Their Scholarship Program further assists recipients with academic advising and personal development seminars, along with a stipend to defray the cost of attending college.

For more information, call 510-587-7809.  To purchase tickets click here.

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Fall 2014 Scholarship & Award Recipients

20 November 2014

Antoinette Lenahan Child Development Scholarship ($100)
Nancy Rodriguez – Merritt

Henry Fort Memorial Book Scholarship ($250 each)
Erica Hill – COA
Erin Cohen – BCC
Miguel Amado – Merritt
Quyen Le – Laney

Ivan J Houston Scholarship ($1250)
Jacquelyn Walker – Laney

James Hubbell Nursing Scholarship ($5000 each)
Lystra Pana – Merritt
Marjurie Thunder Hawk – Merritt

Jian Biao Li Scholarship ($500 each)
Libing Wu – Laney
Hikaru Yuki – Laney

Machine Technology Scholarship ($1000)
Sam Goldenberg – Laney

Metal Cutters Scholarship ($500 each)
Azania Luevella Kane – Laney
Thomas Walcek – Laney

Oakland Scholars Promise ($2500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Omar Robledo – Laney

Outstanding Machine Technology Student Scholarship ($500)
Joel Hernandez – Laney

Richard Lewis McHugh Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Omari Taylor – COA

Ruth Bittman Memorial Scholarship ($500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Keith Booker – BCC
Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney

Sheryl Queen Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Cherie Barker – Merritt

Torri Minton Scholarship ($400)
Brittany Hart – Laney

Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholars Award ($1000 each)

Adelya Harrison – COA
Sponsored by Karen Friedman

Bonnie Cherry – BCC
Sponsored by Michael & Margaret Mills

Drew Beesley – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney
Sponsored by The Clorox Company

Fernando Navarro – BCC
Sponsored by Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Lynda Marin – BCC
Sponsored by East West Bank

Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Sponsored by United Parcel Service (UPS)

Maurice Martin – BCC
Sponsored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #595

Nirit Bisconer – BCC
Sponsored by Gilbane Building Company

Quyen Le – Laney
Sponsored by Bell Investment Advisors

Rudrani Ghosh – BCC
Sponsored by WLC Architects, Inc.

Theresa Hill – Merritt
Sponsored by Chancellor José M. Ortiz

Uyanga Byambaa – Laney
Sponsored by Peralta Federation of Teachers (PFT) AFT Local 1603

Ana Pena – Merritt

Betty Rohney – BCC

Lydia Taylor – Merritt

Mary Wegler – BCC

Michelle Smedley – Laney

Samantha Serrano -Laney

Weixing Ou – COA

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The Peralta Community College District cordially invites you to our 50th Anniversary Grand Reception, October 30

3 October 2014

50th Anniversary Reception

image007“Celebrating the Past and Building for the Future” Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Thursday at 6pm, October 30, 2014 in the Newton/Seale Student Lounge at Merritt College. Call (510) 466-7206 for information and tickets.

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Scholarship Workshops at College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, October 3, 6 & 7

1 October 2014

Scholarship Workshops

 

Peralta Colleges Foundation

With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!

 

What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm

Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C

 

What: Merritt Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, October 6, 2014 12pm – 2pm

Where: Merritt College Rm: L-132

 

What: College of Alameda Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12pm – 2pm

Where: College of Alameda Rm: L-202

 

Deadline to Apply: October 13, 2014 

Visit our website at www.peraltafoundation.org

 

Please remember your deadline for Classroom Enrichment Grants

is the next day Tuesday, October 14, 2014, so act now!

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Scholarship Workshops at Berkeley City College, Sept. 22 & Laney College, Sept. 29

18 September 2014

Scholarship Workshops

 

Peralta Colleges Foundation

With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!

What: BCC Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 12pm – 1:30pm

Where: Berkeley City College (BCC) Rm: 126

 

What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 29, 2014 12pm – 2pm

& Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm

Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C

 

Visit our website at www.peraltafoundation.org

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Fall 2014 Scholarship Announcement

4 September 2014

Fall 2014 anouncement of Scholarships

Application deadline: October 13, 2014. Visit http://www.peraltafoundation.org for more information.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation – Scholarship Recipients Spring 2014

13 May 2014

Scholarship Recipients Spring 2014 w conditional

Spring 2014 – Scholarship & Award Recipients. To get more information about scholarships contact the Peralta Colleges Foundation visit http://web.peralta.edu/foundation/

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Peralta College Foundation 11th Annual Golf Tournament, May 5

28 March 2014

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image001-1image002“Play a Major Role in the Life of a Student!” The Peralta Colleges Foundation 11th Annual Golf Tournament. Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland, CA. Monday, May 5, 2014. Register Now!

For more information, please contact executive assistant Jessica Keahey at 510-466-7206 or by email at jkeahey@peralta.edu.

The proceeds of this event will be used to defray the cost of scholarships, the event, and to fund the Peralta Colleges Foundation, an IRS Section 501(c )(3) charitable fund. Our federal tax number is 23-7091547.

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Free Scholarship Application Workshop at Laney College – March 5

3 March 2014

Application Workshop - Laney 2014

Free Scholarship Application Workshop at Laney College – March 5, 12pm – 2pm in Room F170-C

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Free Scholarship Application Workshops

20 February 2014

 Application Workshop

Berkeley City College, Room 126
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12pm–2pm

College of Alameda, Room TBD
Wednesday, February 28, 2014 12pm–2pm

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Spring 2014 Scholarships Available NOW! Deadline: March 10, 2014

28 January 2014

Apply today, go to www.peraltafoundation.org for more information!

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New Videos Highlight Peralta Colleges Students and Programs

21 November 2013

The Peralta Colleges are pleased to feature two videos that you will enjoy.

The first, produced by Peralta TV, features this year’s Chancellor’s Trophy winners who will be honored at tonight’s Foundation dinner. Their stories, introduced by Chancellor José M. Ortiz, are truly inspirational and point to the success of our students at Peralta.  Let’s congratulate these fine students and the faculty and staff who made their success possible.

See video here: http://bit.ly/1c6Lefe

KPIX Channel 5 recently aired a report on how Laney College is helping to fill manufacturing jobs. This is the kind of report that highlights what we do at the Peralta Colleges. Nice job, Louis Quindlen and the team at Laney!

See video here: http://cbsloc.al/1iypNbL

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Peralta News – Peralta Colleges Foundation 10th Annual Golf Tournament

29 July 2013

It’s the Tenth Annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser for The Peralta Colleges Foundation. The Foundation continues to help support the financial needs of students through scholarship funds. This year the tournament was held on Sequoyah Country Club’s beautiful golf course. It was a fantastic way to spend the day for a good cause!



For more information on the Peralta Colleges Foundation, click here.

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